Design News

Keep up with the latest events in the world of design and architecture. Whether it be the opening of a new museum, a design conference, or the fate of a treasured building, you’ll hear about it here.

A Prefab Cabin Made From 100% Locally Sourced Wood Pops Up in France
A Prefab Cabin Made From 100% Locally Sourced Wood Pops Up in France
A trio of architects use sustainably harvested timber to build an experimental home in the Loire Valley.
- 4 months ago
Don’t Miss IKEA’s Chic, Sustainable Tiny Home—Now Open for Virtual Tours
The retail giant teams up with Vox Creative to create a stylish, 187-square-foot dwelling that’s eco-friendly at its core.
Meet Our Judges for the 2020 Dwell Design Awards
These industry-leading designers and architects will select the best projects of the year.
Kodasema Launches Prefab Tiny Homes in the U.S. Starting at $95K
Kodasema Launches Prefab Tiny Homes in the U.S. Starting at $95K
Kodasema is now accepting orders for their prefabricated micro homes in North and South America.
- 4 months ago
Going Circular Is the New Green—Here’s How Home Goods Companies Are Closing the Loop
From IKEA to Emeco, a growing number of businesses are slashing waste by putting it straight back into production.
How the Pandemic Is Reshaping Interior Design So Far
The pandemic has caused a sea change in how we live, work, and recreate—seven months later, here’s how that’s impacted our homes.
Submit Your Project to the 2020 Dwell Design Awards
Send us your best work in the Dwelling, Renovation, Prefab, Small Space, Garden, Kitchen, Bathroom, and Object categories by Friday, November 13.
We’re Swimming in Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color of the Year
In a year robbed of serenity, the paint company gives us Aegean Teal—a Mediterranean hue meant to soothe.
Hood Century Founder Jerald Cooper Is Harnessing Instagram Clout for a New Preservation Movement
Leveraging hip-hop and hype culture, the talent booker–turned–preservationist angles to get more Black people engaged with, and influencing, design.
Just in Time for a New Age of Remote Work, Kibbo Combines Van Life and Co-Living
With a growing fleet of converted vans, a network of community clubhouses, and a vision of tech-enabled “ephemeral cities,” Kibbo believes the new normal is nomadic.
MENU Launches a Warm, Soulful Collection by Famed Midcentury Designer Arthur Umanoff
MENU Launches a Warm, Soulful Collection by Famed Midcentury Designer Arthur Umanoff
“They tell a story in your home,” says his daughter, Wendy Umanoff, who helped the Danish brand bring these obsession-worthy pieces back to life.
- 5 months ago
16 Essential Design Events to Catch This Fall
Available to view virtually or at a safe social distance, these fairs, exhibitions, talks, and tours should be on your calendar.
A Whimsical, Charred-Wood Teahouse Stands on Stilts in Germany
Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori’s latest teahouse creation floats among pine trees at the Museum Insel Hombroich.
These New $49K Prefabs Can Snap Together Like LEGO Bricks
Boxabl’s flat-pack Casita ADUs are designed to combine for (virtually) infinite square footage.
9 Stunning New Homes in Austin Will Open Their Doors for a Virtual Tour
Celebrate the work of renowned architects with the 2020 AIA Austin Homes Tour—which you can experience from the comfort of your own house.
Lake|Flato’s Wellness-Focused Haciendas in Dallas Start at $589K
The new residential development offers first-time homebuyers, empty nesters, and down-sizers the perks of living in the city—but room to breathe.
The Dwell 24: The Up-and-Coming Designers Who Need to Be on Your Radar Right Now
The emerging designers in The Dwell 24, our annual roundup of rising talent, are moving ahead with new ideas in furniture, lighting, and other objects for your home.
Project Room’s Winning Streetlight Design Beckons a Brighter Future for Los Angeles
The L.A.-based collective brings the city its first new streetlight design in more than 60 years.
These Off-Grid, Luxury Travel Trailers Pack Enough Oomph to Power a Tesla Cybertruck
Living Vehicle teams up with Volta Power Systems to offer the highest-capacity electric power system available in a residential travel trailer.
These Trends Spotted at Denmark’s 3 Days of Design Will Shape Our Homes This Year
Running from September 3 to 5, the annual showcase in Copenhagen reveals resonant new themes in interior design.
A New Book Celebrates a Texas Midcentury Gem—and the Trailblazing Architect Who Designed It
In 1952, John Saunders Chase became the first African American to graduate with an architecture degree in Texas. When nobody would hire him, he built his own legacy anyway.
These New Prefab ADUs Promise Affordable Housing for Years to Come
If you provide OBY Cooperative with a 99-year backyard lease, they’ll build an ADU—at no cost to you—that will pay out dividends over time.
Mighty Buildings Makes Stylish, 3D-Printed Prefabs Starting at $115K
An Oakland startup combines prefab design and 3D printing to create cost-saving backyard homes.
A Russian Architect’s Ethereal Glass Houses Have Captivated the Internet
Alex Nerovnya shares the process and inspirations behind his Instafamous rendered homes.
Philadelphia’s Arbiter of Cool Is Turning Her Beloved Shop Into a Creative Hub and Hotel
Black entrepreneur Shannon Maldonado aims to unite the city’s creative scene by expanding YOWIE into an inclusive place to stay, shop, and collaborate.
A Los Angeles Nonprofit’s Call for Homeless Housing Solutions Draws 40 Shelter Ideas—and Counting
The Rapid Shelter Innovation Showcase crowdsources rapidly deployable shelters to curb growing homelessness amid the pandemic.
Yves Béhar Just Floated Plans for an Underwater Space Station, and It’s Wild
Designed for Fabien Cousteau, the submarine habitat and research center is powered by renewable energy, has a greenhouse to grow food, and can accommodate extended stays for...
Alvar Aalto’s Celebrated Maison Louis Carré Reopens to the Public
An exhibit of contemporary Finnish art, hosted in the midcentury modernist’s only home in France, signals a tentative return to normalcy for the country.
This Zesty, New Collection From Backdrop Presents the “It” Colors of Summer
A collaboration with New York City design shop Coming Soon, these limited-edition hues will punch up any room.
A Vivid, Curvaceous Kindergarten Takes Cues From Feng Shui in Vietnam
Natural materials, lush courtyards, and feng shui principles combine in the first of a series of eco kindergartens by LAVA and Module K.